BarrelBanana Lowrider - still in (ab)use



Jul 10, 2015
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Hello fellow builders. I kind of started a build without nowing that I'm already building. So as I continued I thought, why not join the build off...

Here is what I already did/got so far:

A bent fork (that's where it started last week)
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A frame for the fork (I had this one hanging around in my shop for a while)
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Some barrel staves
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and a discarded fog machine
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Let's see where this leads to....
 
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Jul 10, 2015
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Berlin
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When I got back home today I dug these out of a box:
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They sat in a box for years (I bought them for a murphy bed I never built). Now they will find a new home right here:
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They will move the 28" back wheel further back and up. In the front I tried a 26" but it's too tight. So I'll switch back to 24" as in the first post:
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Sorry for the bad pictures, but I had only my phone with me...
 
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Jul 10, 2015
637
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Berlin
www.graedel.de
Yesterday I got a 24" front wheel from a friend. So it was time for a serious mockup. (back wheel is still a placeholder as it has to be built):
Saddle has to be level, but I like it already


Sissybar made out of barrel staves as well? Let's see where this leads:


Adapterplates work fine (changed already)


Original crank arm is to long, replacement is already at hand:


I also put aside some other stuff for this build:


This morning I stumbled over this beauty:
 
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Custom slotted dropouts! I like how you quickly visualize things, make the changes and move forward. This has a great 'rat rod' vibe!
 
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